Getting Your Business Into the Cloud

A recently released movie had an amusing line in the trailer where one character angrily asks “You can’t get it down from the Cloud???” to which her husband responds “No one understands the Cloud, it’s a mystery!!!”

That might be the feeling that many people have, but the fact is, there are experts on the Cloud all over the country, and in Australia, Telstra is one of the leading authorities.

At Tele2 we also believe in the power and business potential that is unlocked by the Cloud. We don’t just talk the talk though, because our entire business recently shifted to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud solution as well as Netsuite ERP.

What Does Telstra Offer?

For small and medium sized businesses, research shows that the things they most desire from their IT systems is for them to be reliable and secure. Telstra aims to deliver this by engaging in partnership with specialists for each type of business, and also providing support that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

This includes office management, security and back up services, server deployment, mobile apps for business and consulting services that help unlock the value of the services that they have to offer.

4 Steps to Get Started

Baby Steps – Like any journey, errors and wrong turns can be managed by taking small steps, rather than giant leaps.

For businesses, this means that you can migrate your business functions to the Cloud one by one, rather than trying to get everything Cloud-optimised in one hit. For example, start with email, then do your rostering with a Cloud service. Add billing and invoicing later, as you and your employees become more comfortable with the new way of doing business.

Due Diligence – Small business owners don’t need to be told about the value of research. Find out what Cloud solutions fit best with your business model, and what will give you the best return on investment and ongoing positive results for your situation.

Seek Help – As we mentioned earlier, the Cloud can seem confusing, but it has been a long-term project from many companies and industry experts to develop the various cloud products. As a result, there are experts whose knowledge can be accessed to help you choose the right solution.

Pick an All Rounder – Cricket isn’t the only place where a good all-rounder has great value. Enterprise level Cloud solutions are much better than single service providers, as there are overall benefits that can be gained from having a one-stop shop available to serve your needs.

If you’d like to know how the Cloud can benefit your business, or just ask some questions to help you make your decision, please get in contact by clicking here, we’re always available to help make doing business easier.